Monday started out with a blog post putting Elizabeth Knox and her new book Faith Powered Profession on the radar of WhitbyForum readers. The need for such a book was underscored immediately by emails I received from women who have been searching for such a book. One woman reported continuing “to hear from Christian professional women that they really don’t fit in at church.”
They are going to love what Elizabeth has to say.
Further support for putting the topic Christian women in the workplace on the table came from a Her.meneutics post, “A Casting Call for Leading Ladies,” in which Donna Hill, Vice President of Student Affairs at College of the Ouachitas, laments the lack of books addressing professional Christian women.
“Since Christian women can and do hold leadership positions in secular organizations, the church should work to equip these women with biblical guidance on godly leadership principles. That doesn’t seem to be happening. Certainly, general Christian leadership books and classes are helpful, and I’m indebted to a handful of authors and teachers (all male) who have helped me navigate the leadership maze. But where are the women teaching women?”
I hope this means Elizabeth Knox’s entry into this void will reach a lot of readers and that there will be more books to come.
Midday brought lunch and deep conversation with gifted photographer, writer, pastor, and new Redbud friend Dorothy Greco. It was the kind of conversation that goes deep fast and stays there and that will pick up where we left off the next time we meet.
Dorothy is another person who belongs on our radar.
Gail is Synergy’s interim CEO and another someone you should know.
Then this encouraging email from an ezer-mom who passes my books on to her daughter.
“I have to share with you a funny story about my daughter. She is in college and studying linguistics. She wants to be a Bible translator for Wycliffe. The man she is currently dating would like to serve alongside her, but more in a deacon/servant role. Such as working in construction, security, etc. with Wycliffe. My daughter’s pastor and wife are having a hard time figuring out how headship will work if my daughter has the primary job assignment. She told the man she is dating that her pastor and others in her church need them some Carolyn Custis James books.”
Topping it all off, the day was bracketed by two heart-stopping Red Sox victories, putting them within one game of winning the 2013 World Series and on their way back to Fenway Park.
Most people think I’m still in Massachusetts because our house hasn’t sold. That’s only half of the story.
“Well, I made it to Philly—although Carolyn has remained behind to sell the house and cheer the Red Sox to a world series victory. She is convinced she has the magic. One should not doubt her on this. Wherever we have lived the team has won—Dodgers, Phillies and Marlins! She is 3 for 3 and expecting to be 4 for 4 very soon.”